Bulletin I 28th October 2018

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28 October, 2018

PREACHER'S PEN | Pastor Jeff Spencer

Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands... So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. - John 19:1-3, 16-18

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 

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NEWS

24 HOUR PING PONG-A-THON

This weekend (Friday 26th - Saturday 27th October) we held our annual 24 Hour Ping Pong-A-Thon. We had a fantastic turnout and a great time was had by all.

Sponsorships are still open for the next two weeks, so we will update when our final fundraising number have been calculated. If you would like to sponsor the event to help combat slavery (particularly sexual slavery) around the world, you can do so for the next two weeks. Head to pingpongathon.com/craigmore to donate or speak to Josh Blieschke. Thank you.

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TWILIGHT FAIR & CHRISTMAS CAROLS

The Twilight Fair and Christmas Carols is just around the corner! On the First of December, we hope to put on a community event to share the wonderful news of the coming of our Saviour. A huge thank you to all those who have jumped on board and volunteered to help make this day possible.  

We are still short in our people power though, so if you think you can VOLUNTEER:

1. Pick up a slip from the Welcome Desk 

2. Fill it out 

3. Return it to the KELLY pigeon hole this week. 

(Those who have a heart for kids, please consider signing up for our Kids activities)

If you can’t physically volunteer for the day, but still want to put support the event, we are looking for SPONSORS for some of our activities. We’d love to offer the following activities at a low rate to our community or ideally FREE if possible: 

- An Animal Petting Zoo

- A Bouncy Castle

- A Donut Machine

- Face painting and Animal Balloon making

Please feel free to see Amy or Andrew Kelly if you have any questions or would like to know more about the day. Looking forward to serving alongside you all.

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CYC CAMP SPONSORSHIPS

It’s that time of year again when Amy Day is looking for people who would like to sponsor campers to attend the summer camps at CYC El Shaddai. It allows children to go to camp who would otherwise not be able to afford to go.

One of our own young people in our fellowship has been able to attend camp for the past 9 years thanks to the generosity of those who have given throughout the years. She has blossomed in her faith and is now giving back and mentoring other young campers coming through. This is an example of how your giving will have eternal benefits. 

If you have a child who would like to go, but you are unable to afford the camp fees, please feel free to contact me to see if we can help send your child to camp. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CHURCH PICNIC

Join us for a church picnic on Sunday, November 4th at 1pm at Harry Bowey Reserve, Riverside Drive, Salisbury Park. BYO lunch, chairs and sports gear. Water and cordial will be provided. All are welcome - we’d love to see you there!

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LADIES NIGHT

Thursday November 8, 7.30pm at Amy Day’s house, 6 Lachlan Drive, Craigmore

Fiona Emery will be sharing on the topic “Steady in the Storm - How do we face the difficulties in life?” We will be starting with the first of 2 sessions at 7.30, with a supper break inbetween, so it would be appreciated if you could arrive a few minutes early so we can start on time. For catering purposes please RSVP to Amy on 0402 279 277. Thank you.

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

7 October - $3,333.65 (des. $50)

14 October - $2,640.55 (des. $65)

21 October - $2,359.20 (des. $20)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.  

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 5 November.

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PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265

Ian Rowbottom | Elder | 0422 244 584

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Bulletin I 9th December 2018

PREACHER'S PEN | Graeme Holmes

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.” - John 21:15-19 ESV

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NEWS

HOLIDAY SERVICE TIMES

Over the school holidays, from Sunday, 23 December to Sunday, 27 January, the 9am and 10:30am services will be combined into one 10am service. We will also be holding a Christmas Eve night service at 7pm, and a Christmas Day service at 9:30am. We look forward to fellowshipping with you over this holiday season.

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STAFF ON LEAVE

Sharon 20 Dec - 4 Feb

Shayne 20 Dec - 7 Jan

Josh 22 Dec - 14 Jan

If you need to get in touch, please contact one of the other church Pastors or staff members.

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CYC CAMP SPONSORSHIPS

It’s that time of year again when Amy Day is looking for people who would like to sponsor campers to attend the summer camps at CYC El Shaddai. It allows children to go to camp who would otherwise not be able to afford to go.

If you have a child who would like to go, but you are unable to afford the camp fees, please feel free to contact Amy on 0402 279 277 to see if we can help send your child to camp.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CAROLS IN THE CARPARK

Sun, Dec 16th 6pm

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at “Carols in the Carpark,” our family Christmas Carols event on Sunday, December 16 at 6pm here at Craigmore Christian Church.

There will be plenty of fun activities, food and other great attractions! Sunday School Nativity - Free Sausage Sizzle - Live Music - Sing-A-Long Carols - Gift Stalls - Café - BYO Chairs/Beanbags/Rugs

We would love to celebrate this special time of year with you, so don’t miss it!

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

25 November - $2,579.10 (des. $20)

2 December - $3,111.05 (des. $70)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 17 December.

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PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265

Ian Rowbottom | Elder (on leave) | 0422 244 584

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Bulletin I 25th November 2018

PREACHER'S PEN | Ryan Windle

“Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus ), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” - John 21:1-7 NIV

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NEWS

CYC CAMP SPONSORSHIPS

It’s that time of year again when Amy Day is looking for people who would like to sponsor campers to attend the summer camps at CYC El Shaddai. It allows children to go to camp who would otherwise not be able to afford to go.

One of our own young people in our fellowship has been able to attend camp for the past 9 years thanks to the generosity of those who have given throughout the years. She has blossomed in her faith and is now giving back and mentoring other young campers coming through. This is an example of how your giving will have eternal benefits.

If you have a child who would like to go, but you are unable to afford the camp fees, please feel free to contact me to see if we can help send your child to camp.

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MAF NEWS

“Earlier this year, MAF Australia were approached by some MAF friends to nominate for the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame’s prestigious Southern Cross Award. This Award recognises organisations, groups, societies, associations or not for profit entities who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of aviation and/or aerospace in Australia. Previous winners of the Award include organisations such as, Australian Air Force Cadets, Qantas Airways & The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It is quite an honour to be nominated for this Award and I am delighted to share with you that MAF has been announced as the 2018 Winner of the Southern Cross Award and was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame on November 24th. We believe this Award is recognition of all the work done by you, our members, our staff and our partners both past and present. This organisation stands as the witness to God’s love in the world because of your work, your love, your generosity and your faith. As the General Manager, on behalf of the MAF Board and staff, I want to say thank you and congratulations.” - Ian McDougall, General Manager, MAF Australia

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CAROLS IN THE CARPARK

Sun, Dec 16th 6pm

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at “Carols in the Carpark,” our family Christmas Carols event on Sunday, December 16 at 6pm here at Craigmore Christian Church.

There will be plenty of fun activities, food and other great attractions! Sunday School Nativity - Free Sausage Sizzle - Live Music - Sing-A-Long Carols - Gift Stalls - Café - BYO Chairs/Beanbags/Rugs

We would love to celebrate this special time of year with you, so don’t miss it!

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

11 November - $2,971.60 (des. $120)

18 November - $3,663.85 (des. $112)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 3 December.

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PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265

Ian Rowbottom | Elder (on leave) | 0422 244 584

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Bulletin I 11th November 2018

PREACHER'S PEN

After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[a] by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. - John 19:38-42

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NEWS

24 HOUR PING PONG-A-THON

On 26th-27th October, we held our annual 24 Hour Ping Pong-A-Thon. We had a fantastic turnout and a great time was had by all. We managed to raise $6,137.50, enough to rescue four people out of slavery! Praise God! The overall fundraising efforts from around Australia, and new events in the USA, are nearing $500,000.

A huge thank-you to everyone who participated, donated, supported, and made food for the event.

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CYC CAMP SPONSORSHIPS

It’s that time of year again when Amy Day is looking for people who would like to sponsor campers to attend the summer camps at CYC El Shaddai. It allows children to go to camp who would otherwise not be able to afford to go.

One of our own young people in our fellowship has been able to attend camp for the past 9 years thanks to the generosity of those who have given throughout the years. She has blossomed in her faith and is now giving back and mentoring other young campers coming through. This is an example of how your giving will have eternal benefits.

If you have a child who would like to go, but you are unable to afford the camp fees, please feel free to contact me to see if we can help send your child to camp.

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WELCOME TO THE HARTWICH FAMILY

I had the privilege (as did Leah) of growing up in a Christian family. One aspect that really impacted my Christian journey was learning about creation science in later high school. I was hooked, so hooked I decided to study evolutionary biology at uni. After that I decided it was off to Bible college, including a desire to avoid girls and ignore ‘that topic’.

Leah and I met during our time while studying at ACM, also known as Adelaide College of Marriages. We exchanged rings in December 2012 in a beautiful garden (like the very first marriage, how Christian of us?!). The week of the wedding we both managed to secure jobs in New Zealand, so four weeks later we were on the plane.

Our time in NZ has many treasured memories. I worked on an evangelistic video Bible series while Leah was the youth director at our church. Amongst other deep spiritual insights we confirmed that rugby really was an inferior code to Aussie Rules and that due to geotechnical issues NZ sometimes didn’t smell that good, but the place itself is pretty much pristine and in places gorgeously untouched.

In our fourth year our little treasure, Daniel was born in November 2016. Being of high Christian integrity I had hoped our firstborn son would be born in the town of Bethlehem, but we fell one suburb short, and Daniel was born in Tauranga. He is simply a delight and joy. Four weeks (sound familiar?) after his birth we ventured back to our native land.

We now find ourselves a part of the Craigmore family. I have a role in the school to further develop those in Christian schooling in theology, apologetics and a Christian outlook on everything in life. Leah is full time + a half looking after Daniel and preparing for our second child, due in January.

- Sam Hartwich

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CAROLS IN THE CARPARK

Sun, Dec 16th 6pm

Live Music, Sing-A-Long Carols, Sunday School Nativity, Free Sausage Sizzle, Family Fun, BYO Chairs/Beanbags/Rugs

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OFFERING

Acc. Name: Craigmore Christian Church | BSB: 065-137 | Acc. No: 009-008-62

Description: Offering (Include name of person/ministry if designated gift)

28 October - $2,971.60 (des. $120)

4 November - $4,245.40 (des. $245)

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PRAYER REQUESTS

For prayer requests, please contact Annette Porrovecchio or submit a prayer request in the app.

Ph: 0413 216 722

E: amporrovecchio@gmail.com

Requests will be forwarded to the prayer chain team members to pray over. If you want your prayer request to remain confidential please let Annette know that it is for the prayer chain team only.

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BULLETIN CONTACT DETAILS

Joshua Blieschke | joshua@craigmorechurch.org

Items for inclusion in the next Bulletin are required by COB 19 November.

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PASTOR + ELDER CONTACT DETAILS

Jeff Spencer | Senior Pastor | 0417 088 615

Andrew Kelly | YA Pastor | 0430 147 927

Phil Emery | Pastor | 0433 120 115

Graeme Holmes | Elder | 8255 2265

Ian Rowbottom | Elder (on leave) | 0422 244 584

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